santa claus logistics center competition proposal by rastvor group
santa claus logistics center competition proposal by rastvor group santa claus logistics center competition proposal by rastvor group
dec 25, 2014
santa claus logistics center competition proposal by rastvor group


santa claus logistics center competition proposal by rastvor group
all images courtesy of rastvor group

 

 

 

rastvor group has imagined a circular volume for a unique competition regarding the design of the ‘santa claus logistics center’. the planned site, with a total area of 37,934 m², is located at the intersection of roads visiolinja and huhtakalliontie in a suburb of the city of oulu, finland. giving the simple shape natural properties in the form of a shell avoids a boring and attractive façade, attempting to harmoniously integrate the object into the environment.

rastvor group santa claus logistics center competition finland designboom
view from the parking lot

 

 

 

the structure is divided into two portions: the warehouses and public spaces. the halves are separated by an internal atrium that demarcates the axis, the center off of which all the zones are oriented and along which all pedestrian traffic is organized. the main entrance into the building is located near the 215-car parking zone, while loading is carried out in clearly selected locations along the exterior. this procession achieves a theatrical effect where the change in decorations represents the merge between various functions. the restaurant hall, with the disclosure of the courtyard, creates an atmosphere for visitors similar to northern fairy tales. the office space arranges a single room with a hierarchical structure in the form of boxes, one above the other, resulting in a three-part raumplan, which is saturated with individual workstations and meeting rooms. on the second level there is room for santa’s daily activities.

rastvor group santa claus logistics center competition finland designboom
perspective view 

rastvor group santa claus logistics center competition finland designboom
main entrance 

rastvor group santa claus logistics center competition finland designboom
main lobby with garden

rastvor group santa claus logistics center competition finland designboom
site and functional program

rastvor group santa claus logistics center competition finland designboom
logistics and office

rastvor group santa claus logistics center competition finland designboom
moving the forest into the volume

rastvor group santa claus logistics center competition finland designboom
master plan

rastvor group santa claus logistics center competition finland designboom
functional scheme

 

 

project info:

 

project name: rastvor group
location: oulu, finland
status: competition
architects: rastvor group
team: ilya obodovskiy, yuriy chernov
overall site area: 37,934 m2
built area: 12,890 m2
covered area: 25,000 m2
parking parking disabled: 215
truck parking: 8
logistics center total area: 13 080 m2
main lobby: 770 m2
office spaces: 1,548 m2
store 1,2,3,4/hard presents: 10,000 m2
service spaces: 762 m2

 

 

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